Three Jane Austen Inspired Novellas:
MISS DARCY'S NEW COMPANION
Just as Alex, the Earl of Fane, decides to court the heiress Miss Darcy to save his estate, he unwittingly falls in love with her companion, beautiful but shabbily dressed Miss Wetherspoon. A mix-up involving Mr. Collins compels Alex to offer for Miss Darcy despite that his heart belongs to another.
MISS DARCY'S SECRET LOVE
Thinking to please her brother, Miss Darcy plans to accept one of the fortune hunters courting her-even though she's been in love with Captain Robert Farrington her whole life. When Robert returns to seek permission to marry another, Miss Darcy shows him she's no longer the tag-along tomboy he remembers her as.
THE LIBERATION OF MISS DE BOURGH
Lady Catherine de Bourgh desires her dying daughter to wed a nobleman. Though he's not in love with the invalid, Lord Seaton agrees to marry her for the much-needed fortune it will bring. And it will only be for a short while . . .
His tender ministrations to his bride aid her recovery. Now can she capture his heart?
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Three stories that occur after the wedding of Darcy and Lizzie. The first is Miss Darcy's New Companion. Georgiana thinks her brother wants her to marry their neighbor who has eyes on her companion, Lucy. I enjoyed this story. I liked how Georgiana knew her own mind and knew that she and Lord Fane would not work. I also liked how Lucy is attracted to Lord Fane but knows he needs an heiress and tries to stay away from him. Mr. Collins, of course, is a pain in the behind and almost ruins everything. The second story is Miss Darcy's Secret Love tells of Georgiana's secret love from childhood. Captain Farrington is the brother of Lord Fane. He wants to marry a Spanish lady but his troth is not accepted by the lady's father. Home on leave he realizes where is heart truly is. I like the easy familiarity between Georgiana and the Captain. I also like how she tries to do what she thinks her brother wants her to do but eavesdroppers never get it right and, once again, Mr. Collins is in the middle of the action which helps resolve it all. The final story is The Liberation of Miss DeBourgh which tells of Anne's marriage to Lord Seaton. He does not treat her as an invalid and she discovers that she is stronger than she suspected. I liked their mutual like of thoroughbreds. I liked that Anne could talk intelligently about horses and racing and that Lord Seaton respected her opinion. The characters were good. The stories remained in the voice of Austen's time. Very enjoyable read.